Help! my rabbit is always sneezing!
My rabbit is constantly sneezing and every now and then a wad of thick white snot will come out. I'm starting to get a little worried. He is a little over 4 months and is still with his sister. Do you think he is sick? if so would it be contagious? Please help!
***** Karen Sez *****
Nicole, your rabbit is very sick with a disease called Pasteurellosis. I'm very sorry to have to give the bad news. Plus, the disease is very contagious, and could make the rabbit's sibling sick also. (Though if she is not yet sneezing, perhaps her immune system has been strong enough to fight off the germs.)
Your vet can prescribe medications for your rabbit, but experience shows that the rabbit will get sick all over again once the medicine is stopped. The best choice is to euthanize the rabbit now, before the other one gets sick. See http://www.raising-rabbits.com/pasteurella-multocida.html
for more info. I hope you will have the courage to make the arrangements, and the hope to then get a healthy replacement rabbit.